4 greatest All-Rookie Team selections in OKC Thunder history

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3. Josh Giddey

It may not be the best time, but Josh Giddey finds himself higher on this list than many might have thought.

His time with the Thunder could potentially be coming to an end this summer, but that should not take away from what he did during his time for the team, especially during his solid rookie season.

He was the only rookie in 2021-22 to reach 650 points, 400 rebounds, and 300 assists. The only people to beat him to those stats in fewer games were Oscar Robertson, Alvan Adams, and Ben Simmons.

Giddey did not stop there, though.

He became OKC's triple-double prince if Westbrook was the triple-double king. In his rookie season, he racked up four triple-doubles, tying Jason Kidd for the sixth-most triple-doubles by a rookie in NBA history.

Of these four, three of them came in consecutive games from February 12th-16th, which puts him at the table with the Big O as the only rookies in NBA history to record three straight.

One final note on the impressive rookie season Giddey was that he joined the ever-so-small list of rookies to have been given the Rookie of the Month award for the first four months of the season. He is just the ninth player since 2000 and the 13th player since the award was introduced in 1981-82 to have done this.

4. Jalen Williams

We finish off with Jalen Williams placing at number four.

The expectation for most would have been James Harden. However, he just did not have much of an impact on winning as Williams did in his rookie season and, once again, it also correlates with which team Williams finished on compared to Harden.

Williams finished with 99 first-team votes and one second-team, landing him on the former. In the 2022-23 season, he finished fourth in points per game (14.1) among rookies to have played 25 or more games. Furthermore, he finished fourth in assists per game (3.3) and first in steals per game (1.4).

Among this list of Thunder players, Williams was third in points and assists, first in steals and third in 3-point percentage.

Lastly, per Thunder PR, Williams was just the third Thunder player to have been rewarded Rookie of the Month multiple times in a season. In this same news release, it also states he had the second most 20-plus point games in a season by a Thunder rookie by posting 17 of them.